Throwback Thursday: Jerusalem’s Dome of Rock Mosque

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Originally posted on Janaline's world journey:
The Dome of Rock Jerusalem is filled with so many beautiful and historic places that after a week of exploring this city, I still hadn’t seen everything I wanted to see. Early morning I…

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An Indian Man Hasn’t Eaten or drunk for 70 years

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Do you know An Indian man claims he hasn’t eaten or drunk for 70 years. After many tests, doctors still don’t know how it’s possible.

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70% of world’s spices come from India

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Did you Know the 70% of world’s spices come from India.According to Indian food theory, there are six different tastes: sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter and astringent.

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Cornell Dean welcomes ISIS to his campus

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This is what seems like a sting operation conducted on a hapless academic administrator, Cornell’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido. As originally reported by the New York Post, an investigator working for the conservative group Project Veritas posed as a prospective Moroccan student and visited Scaffido, asking if the university would be amenable to having a guest speaker from ISIS, to funding the “freedom fighters”, and, in the end, even running a training camp for students conducted by an ISIS fighter. This was all secretly videotaped. And to all of these suggestions Scaffido said, “No problem,” as you see in the undercover video below.

At first I thought Scaffido was just clueless, not knowing which “freedom fighters” the fake student was mentioning, but later the student mentions the “Islamic state,” so it should have been clear.

This video has raised a considerable ruckus, especially about Scaffido’s comparison of a proposed Cornell terrorist training…

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“I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate”

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This is just adorable. On my afternoon peregrination around Hyde Park, I came across this new historical marker, which sits in front of the former location of Baskin-Robbins. Although my photo cut it off a bit, you can read what it’s about:

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This is the kind of historical marker I like.

Transcript:

“On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.”

President Barack Obama. From an interview in OThe Oprah Magazine, Image courtesy of Blackpast.org

On this site, President Barack Obama first kissed Michelle Obama.

Google revealed that this marker is apparently well known. The Chicago Tribune describes it, along with a comment by a cynical member of Generation Z:

But things are a lot different today than they were back in 1989.

Fifteen-year-old Justen Jackson, a ninth-grader…

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Machete-wielding man attacks TSA agents at New Orleans airport

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British primary school prevents kids from watching eclipse because it might offend their faith

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Speaking of religion in Britain, here is some news that’s been widely reported on secular sites, so I won’t dwell on it long. But it does show how ridiculous the British school system is when it comes to religion. Not only are there faith-based schools—an offense to an enlightened democracy—but there are also state-run “council” schools like North Primary School, in Southall, that do ridiculous things to coddle believers. In this case, the school banned its kids from watching yesterday’s solar eclipse—on religious grounds! The Torygraph reports:

A London primary school was criticised for banning children from watching the eclipse for “religious and cultural reasons.”

Pupils at North Primary School in Southall were stopped from watching the solareclipse directly and had to observe it on screens instead.

Sometimes known as Little India, Southall is a diverse community in west London with a large Hindi population.

Although headteacher Ivor Johnstone would not comment on…

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